Mexico Photos, 2005: Oaxaca, Huatulco, and Mexico City
Mexico is a land of endless charm and beauty, not to mention some of the best food on earth. In 2005, we took our family to Oaxaca, Mexico with visits to Huatulco and Mexico City. Here are a few of the scenes we saw.
Ball Court near Monte Alban
Mexican band playing at night in the Zocalo (main public square) in downtown Oxaca.
Woman with a cart selling goods in Oaxaca.
Cloth made from the fibers of the agave cactus that abounds in the Oaxaca region.
Clown performing near the Zocalo of Oaxaca.
Police officer checking a suspicious looking newcomer to town. Is this a gringo from Wisconsin? Who knows?
Mexican girls gather around another cow statue. Cows are cool, as we Wisconsin folks know.
Passers-by wonder at another sign of cow infestation on the streets of Oaxaca. This can happen anywhere, folks. Stay calm.
A cow with grand aspirations in Oaxaca. "Worship me, humans!"
Crab on the shore near Huatulco.
Scene in a shrine near the shore at Huatulco.
Flower in Huatulco.
I love the sense of balance that many local Oaxacans seem to have. Here early in the morning a woman carries produce on her head, gracefully and casually.
Beautiful palm-like plants. I believe this is called a banana palm.
Rocks on the shore near Huatulco. A beautiful coastline.
Jewelry and trinkets on sale in the downtown market at Oaxaca. Love the colors and excitement there!
A boy visiting the ruins at Mitla.
A man examines some of the delicate stonework at Mitla.
Skulls, drums, and more on a vendor's table at Mitla.
Some of the impressive ruins at Mitla.
More of the ruins at Mitla.
Some of the ruins at Monte Alban, an exceptionally ancient Mesoamerican site.
I told my sons not to touch anything delicate at Monte Alban. Oops!
A library in Oaxaca, near our hotel.
A vendor selling goods in Oaxaca.
The streets of old Oaxaca are so colorful. I love this city!
Another colorful street scene in Oaxaca
A woman in downtown Oaxaca.
Two women talking in Oaxaca
A street vendor in Oaxaca
Santa Cruz Bay.
Smokey area of a major downtown market where food is being prepared.
Street performer in Oaxaca mixes it up with fire.
At Huatulco, a young girl enjoys some incoming waves.
A vendor's table at Mitla.
In Mexico City, the temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Three siblings pose at Monte Alban.
A vendor at Monte Alban. Obtained permission for the photo (as I recall, a small payment was made).
Incoming waves at Huatulco. Wonderful resort area.